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    kirstypark
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    • 5th Dec 12, 9:50 PM
    To Freedom... 5th Dec 12 at 9:50 PM
    Hello folks,

    Been lurking around here for a while and wanted to start posting. My OH and I have been paying a morgage since we were 18 and finally paid it off this year. We found it hard going in the early years and would often joke about being in our early 40s with no morgage. However, moved house a few years ago to a much more expensive area and had to take out a further advance which had another 15 years to run. Meaning we would have paid a morgage most of our working life

    When I found this site, I learned the benefit of overpaying and have been doing this for a while now. Have managed to cut our eventual date by 2 years and 3 months. With both morgages we were due 120,000, now we "only" owe 58,300. Our fixed rate finished this year and is now half of what we previously were paying.

    We live with our adult son, and our daughter has recently arrived hime from living abroad, so space is tight. My OH has gone from being not very interested to being more moneysaving than me...I have created a monster

    I have recently changed jobs for one with more sociable hours, but slightly less pay, OH is self employed and his earnings are very variable, the kids are paying a small amount for rent. Our plan is to throw as much as we can at the morgage whilst rates are low, live frugally and try to get rid of this. Then we might be able to help the kids out with housing...Well a girl can dream!
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